Leah Rawlins

19 September 1827–31 August 1866 (Age 38)
Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Leah

When Leah Rawlins was born on 19 September 1827, in Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, James Rawlins, was 33 and her mother, Jane Sharp, was 33. She married Henry Eastman Day on 1 January 1852, in Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 31 August 1866, in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Draper, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Eastman Day
Leah Rawlins
Marriage: 1 January 1852
James Henry Day
Joseph Elisha Day
Leah Jane Day
Elnora Angeline Day
Charles Eastman Day
Derias Rawlins Day
Harriet Lucinda Day

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1852Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 3
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1832 · Black Hawk War
    Age 5
    "The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
    1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
    Age 12
    By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Rawlings .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Short History of Leah Rawlins Day

    LEAH RAWLINS DAY Leah Rawlins Day was born on September 19, 1827, at Green County, Illinois. She was the daughter of James and Jane Sharp Rawlins. She came to Utah with her parents in 1848. They se …

    Sources (23)

    • Earl Day Stringfellow, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Leah Rawlins in entry for Leah Jane Day Fitzgerald, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Leah Day in household of Henry Day, "United States Census, 1860"

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